newly-wed(s) and nearly-dead(s)

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Dec 6 15:26:45 UTC 2008

At 12/6/2008 10:10 AM, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
>1949 Ralph Hancock _Fabulous Boulevard_ 149 Los Angeles is either a harlot
>or a virgin. ... It's either a God forsaken desert or a garden of Eden --
>filled with newlyweds or nearly-deads.

Respectively, I assume.


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